The Pulse

The Pulse

Rodney B. Murray, executive director of academic technology at the University of the Sciences, is charged with advancing all aspects of educational technology on campus. His goal is to provide the teaching and learning platforms and services that will move USciences forward in classroom learning, hybrid and distance education. He earned his Ph.D. in pharmacology from Temple University School of Medicine. Prior to joining USciences, Rod created the Office of Academic Computing and taught pharmacology at Thomas Jefferson University, where he helped bring about significant advancements in the areas of instructional technology, e-learning application development, and Jefferson’s Internet presence. At USciences, he promotes the latest e-learning technologies, including Web 2.0 applications, social media, blogs, wiki's, e-portfolios and podcasts. He has become a recognized expert in this area, producing his own podcast on educational technology since 2006.

April 8, 2014
This month's edition of The Pulse podcast features an interview with Charley Miller, head of product at TouchCast, a new video production software.

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February 18, 2014
This month's edition of The Pulse podcast features an interview with Claudia Reuter, founder and CEO of SchoolChapters, which produces the Pruvalu electronic portfolio. Reuter discusses how colleges and universities are using Pruvalu and ePortfolios for assessment, accreditation and other purposes.
January 9, 2014
This month's edition of The Pulse podcast features an interview with Ohio State University's Matthew Stoltzfus, whose General Chemistry course enrolled more than 100,000 iTunes U students in its first year.

Archive

September 22, 2010
Sept. 2010: Mary Ann Gawelek, provost at Seton Hill University, talks with Rod Murray about the Pennsylvania institution's Griffin Technology Advantage Program and how university officials prepared their faculty and IT infrastructure to handle a program that gave iPads and MacBook Pros to all their incoming students.
May 17, 2010
ay 2010: Rod Murray discusses a set of new developments from Google and Google Apps.
February 16, 2010
Selections from E-Learning News and a look at Apple's new tablet
December 23, 2009
Podsafe Holiday Music Selections from Music Alley
December 3, 2009
E-Readers: Are We There Yet? with Scott Beadenkopf, Director of Academic Technology at Neumann University. Plus picks from Rod's Podcaster Guide and E-Learning News.

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